Welcome Jenna Winter to the Nakai Team!

Nakai is delighted to announce that Jenna Winter will be taking on the role of Managing Producer for Nakai Theatre. Jenna brings a wealth of experience to the position from across the country, around the world and in the Yukon with Gwaandak Theatre. Jenna will continue as the General Manager of Gwaandak Theatre. Both organizations are excited by the collaboration and communication that Jenna will enable between two pillars of the Yukon’s theatre community.

You can reach her at jenna@nakaitheatre.com

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If you’ve got questions or for more information: 867-893-6040 jacob@nakaitheatre.com

Jacob Zimmer
We Danced Together in Atlin!

We're just got back from an amazing weekend at the Atlin Arts and Music Festival. Thanks so much to Angela Drainville and the entire team and sponsors for creating a magical experience.

Here are some pictures and copy of the program.

Jacob Zimmer
Get involved with Nakai!

The Nakai Theatre Board of Directors and Artistic Director Jacob Zimmer are eager to connect with people interested in being a part of the next stage of theatre in the Yukon with Nakai

We are specifically looking for:
Board members (volunteer position)

Over the next years, we’re:

  • Making theatre that can only be made here.
  • Supporting theatre artists at all the stages of creation and craft.
  • Encouraging more theatre that dreams at the scale of the landscape.
  • Connecting theatre to innovative and digital technologies and collaborations in the Territory and around the world.
  • Using skills and outlooks from theatre to support a flourishing Yukon.

Want to contribute?

Board members

The volunteer Board of Directors connects the staff and programming to communities, skills and approaches that are needed to develop a remarkable, catalyzing arts organization.
We are particularly looking for people with lived experience and/or backgrounds in the following areas:

  • First Nations
  • Wilderness and land-based education and/or tourism.
  • Connections in the territory outside of Whitehorse.
  • Fundraising.
  • Event planning.
  • Legal expertise.
  • Working with youth.

To talk further about joining the Board email Jacob (jacob at nakaitheatre.com) or Board President Shonagh McCrindle (shonagh.mc at gmail.com)

oh, and of course, you can always support the work by making a charitable donation. CLICK HERE.

Jacob Zimmer
Kaori Torigai leaving position for new opportunities.

May 16, 2018
For Immediate Release.

It is with gratitude and best wishes that Nakai theatre announces that Kaori Torigai will be leaving her position as General Manager at Nakai Theatre to take a position with Yukon Government.

During her time at Nakai, Kaori brought energy, smarts and an infectious laugh to the work and company. She not only led the company administratively, but spearheaded projects including Stranger Connections and acted as a strong voice for the arts and theatre in the community. While she will no longer be staff with Nakai, we all hope to work together in the future in new and exciting ways.

Nakai is launching a territorial and national search for a new Managing Producer to start in July 2018. Torigai will continue working with company on a part time basis until a new staff member is in place.

More information on the job posting please see nakaitheatre.com/employment.


Shonagh McCrindle

President, Nakai Theatre, Board of Directors.

Jacob Zimmer